About Us


Festival Weekend

We are a four day festival based in Niles, Michigan. The festival is one of the top festivals in the State of Michigan.

Four Flags Area Apple Festival is on the corner of Lake and 17th Street.

  • Carnival rides
  • Food vendors
  • Arts and Crafts on Saturday and Sunday with over 190 booths
  • Parades
  • Contests
  • Free Entertainment
  • And much, much MORE for all to enjoy!!!


To Promote, Unite and Cherish

When a committee of community-spirited volunteers gathered in Niles, Michigan in 1972, it was with one purpose: promote, unite, and cherish the apple harvest through an annual festival. Since that time the number of volunteers has grown many times over, and the community feeling of unity, at least for one week, is evident.

Each year new programs are added and some are tossed by the wayside. Through a series of trial and error the hard working and dedicated officials have weeded out what works, and what doesn't, to make a successful festival year after year.


Thank You!

Without the generosity of our many sponsors, the Four Flags Area Apple Festival could not happen! Our thanks and appreciation go out to the sponsors listed on the sponsors page.


The Four Flags Area Apple Festival Board Meetings are open to the public. They are on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month. Due to some scheduling changes please feel free to contact us at 269-683-8870 to verify the meetings. The Board meetings are held at 7:00 PM at the Four Flags Apple Festival Building on the corner of 17th and Lake Street.

If you think you would be interested in volunteering please attend one of our meetings and see if there is an area you would be interested working on. As a volunteer, you can help us reach our goals and objectives of making the Four Flags Area a great place to visit and live.

Meet Our 2019 Board


Executive Board

President - Bob Fortune

VP of Operations - Gene Millin

VP of Administration - Denise Kasprzak

Treasurer - Katie Tonkel

Recording Secretary - Pat Teeter

Financial Secretary - Chuck Craig

Board of Directors

Doug Booe

Debbie Curran

Donna Dodge

Denise Kasprzak

Cindy Klingerman

Nicole Mayer

Carmen Merica

Tom Nyhuis

Taylor Phillips

Robert Pockrandt

Jenna Rhynard

Brad Walters

Lynette Wideman

Abby Zeider

Associate Board

Quante' Anderson

Kim Corzine

Rachelle Dodge

Shelby Fortune

Tracy Fortune

Roxanne Holmes

Rita Hubbard

Bill Kasprzak

Melanie Millin

Kellie McCombs

Mark Nolan

Vicki Nolan

Alex Philips

Bill Teeter

Allen Turnbo

Ed Walsh

MacKenzie Wideman

Honorary Board

Linda Barnes

John Clauson

Mary Clauson

Craig Crocker

Mike Hubbard

Marie Majerek

Linda Purucker

Diana Waggoner

Kenny Waggoner

Marilyn White

Scott Zeider

Junior Associates

Lucas Harner

Cassie Klingerman

Megan Klingerman

Jamison Maples

Nate Millin

Natalie Millin

Nicole Millin